Steven Davidoff Solomon


Professor Solomon is one of the nation’s most well-known authorities on corporate law. His research focuses on the intersection of law and finance with a particular focus on corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. He is the author of one of the leading casebooks on mergers and acquisitions. Six of his law review articles have been selected as being among the “top ten” articles published in corporate and securities law in their respective years, among the 400+ articles that are published each year, by scholars in the field. He has also published in leading peer-reviewed finance and economic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the American Law & Economics Review.

For approximately a decade, Professor Solomon wrote a weekly column for The New York Times as The Deal Professor, which primarily focused on corporate issues. He also has written in trade journals such as The Atlantic, lectures, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and is frequently quoted in the national media on issues related to corporate law. The National Association of Corporate Directors has thrice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States corporate boardroom community.

Professor Solomon is regularly involved in major public company deals and has been an expert witness in litigation involving numerous high-profile transactions.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Solomon practiced as a corporate attorney for about nine years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office.

Professor Solomon graduated from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He has a master’s degree in finance from the London Business School.